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. question 6 strengthens protections for our churches and guarantees the civil right to commit to the one you love. while there are those trying to divide us, presidents obama and clinton stand with us. pastors, business leaders, newspapers, democrats and republicans are all coming together for question 6. because it's about fairness-- treating everyone equal under the law. and who could be against that? . >>> a little bit of snow coating on the tops, not as much as they have in garret. wyatt will join us in two minutes to see in there is any snow in our future. >> we have been giving you a look at some of the area's best and brightest for weeks. tonight our student athlete of the week is a student who gets in the ring rather than step on the field. a kid who stands out in the crowd. shows up at four, runs two miles, works out for two hours, hits northeast high school and then hits the boxing club. >> i grew up there since i was about this tall, two years old and grew on me. >> reporter: left, right left, kick and punch. >> willing to push himself that extra mile. >> reporter: dad is the o
crosses and hooded rallies are relative of the civil rights era, think again. hate groups in america have doubled in the past decade and it may surprise you who is among their ranks and what their agenda is. inside the new kkk. >> forward, march. >> reporter: in a forest grove not far from the nation's capital -- >> for god. >> for god. >> for country. >> for country. >> reporter: a group of men and women gather. >> for race. >> for race. >> for klan. >> for klan. >> reporter: and the lights fade, they enact a ritual over a century old, but is fresh and searing as the flame they ignite. >> klansmen, the fiery cross. >> reporter: a cross on fire. they. >> reporter: known as the invisible empire for a reason. they thrive in secrecy, almost never permitting outsiders access. who are they? >> i could be your neighborhood. you don't know who i am. you could think the world of me, but yet if you see me in this hood, your thoughts could change. >> i been a fireman. i've been in the navy. >> reporter:people wearing these robes walk among us. >> if you want to be in the klan, fight for the klan. i
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. >> we can move on. >> former secretary of state condoleezza rice has called education the civil rights shall you of our day. how would you address it. >> no, i don't agree. even though education isen inher right right, the government has failed to provide it. i believe that the current system that's in place is not working. we need to look at new and inventive ideas and some of the ideas such as looking further into private schools and into charter schools, spending and most importantly allowing parents to choose which school that their children go to instead of being restricted by location, and, timely, i would eliminate the department of education and block grant funds drctsly to the state. >> all right. what do we do with afghanistan? what is the end game? >> i think the game is over. i think we need to bring our troops home, not just from afghanistan and iraq but all around the world. i don't believe that america can -- we can no longer be the world's police force. we need to bring our troops home and concentrate on protecting us at home. >>> is the healthcare reform act really the
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itiatives. it may happen, ts election cycle i certainly hope so because this is issue of civil rights and fairness. >> there are lots of folks who don't think it's about civil rights but special rights. everybody has right to marry. the question is do you have special right to marry somebody in this country, we say marriage is between man and woman, no, me as woman don't have right to go out marry two men or one woman. i can marry another man. my rights are not insinged, yours are not infringed gay person is not infringed they just can't marry somebody of the same sex. >> do you see it pat passing in maryland, maine or washington? >> these are not consevertive states. maryland is not a conservative state but i will tell you one of the things we've seen we've been around the country in places like maryland predominantly -- marriage is an issue that really crosses religious groups, it crosses ethnic groups, it's really a uniter rather than divider issue. you go to the marriage rallies sometimes half the audience is black, half white. it's an issue that a lot of different folks come toge
churches and guarantees the civil right to commit to the one you love. while there are those trying to divide us, presidents obama and clinton stand with us. pastors, business leaders, newspapers, democrats and republicans are all coming together for question 6. because it's about fairness-- treating everyone equal under the law. and who could be against that? it's oysternomics 101. you start with a u.s. senator named ben. by helping restore thousands of acres of oyster beds, he kept hundreds of oystermen on the job... which keeps wholesalers in business... and that means more delivery companies... making deliveries to more restaurants... which hire more workers. and that means more oystermen. it's like he's out here with us. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approved this message. >>> early voting in maryland comes to an end in a few hours. voting centers close at nine. all week we've seen polling places, some people waiting several hours just to cast their vote early. >>> question circumstance the civil marriage prodid six, the civil marriage
't about any one religious belief. it's about protecting the civil right to make a lifelong commitment to the person you love. join me in supporting question 6. it's the right thing to do. >>> we want you to take a look at the time lapse that we got. this is 59th and the bay in maryland. as the night fell you can see the rains come and then they picked up. watch as daybreaks and you see the water taking on. well, there's one and that's where it stops. there's one carcinoma see bo to the right and it's broken off and at a complex and this is the island and this is theirs and a lot of people go and listen to the 18th over which are. getting the name right. it's as the sun set goes down. 44 minutes ago officially. if anybody sees it, please point it in the direction of home. it appears that it has broken off into the bay. just a traffic city and we're on lock down as everybody is because the water is coming in from all directions and the ocean is pouring into down by the inland on to the coastal highway and the bay as we have seen from 2:00 this afternoon it had reached 33 street and in t
's about protecting the civil right to make a lifelong commitment to the person you love. join me in supporting question 6. it's the right thing to do. >>> welcome back. it is 6:00 here this morning. we are watching hurricane sandy very closely for you this morning. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. a very busy morning indeed. tucker barnes will have the latest information as soon as we get it. >> before we talk with him, first the warnings about this storm are being taken very seriously. >> there is a long list of what is closed today. metro is closed today. that includes all rail, bus and metro access service. the federal government is also closed. d.c. government offices or closed as well and so are most schools across it is region. >> for a full list of closures gorks to myfoxdc.com. we are also running all the closures on the top of your screen. -- for a full list of closures, go to myfoxdc.com. >> tucker, can you at least -- i know you are very busy over there. here, we have a picture it was right now. what is the latest on this? >> so, we're now looking
. >> former secretary of state condoleezza rice recently referred to education as quote, the civil rights struggle of our day. do you agree with that assessment? if so, how do you address it. >> it's the cred you want to give every single child an equal opportunity to a decent opportunity. they need to be able it go into a good school that's got supplies and materials where there's a qualified teacher in front of every classroom. that costs some money to do on the front end but we get that back in terms of that investment. you have productive sit zens that contribute to the society going forward. i think baltimore is striving to do that. i'm proud of what the efforts have been in this re john and i'll -- region and i'll continue to fight for it. >> what's the end game for afghanistan? >> the end came is to bring our troops home. i would like to see a more aggressive schedule in that. the president has laid out -- i think his schedule is pretty aggressive. we lost a lot of lives, put a lot of money behind. this those are resources, frankly, that can go to support some of these things i jus
is civil-rights issue and talk about the economic impact of the marriage equality law in new york. with the 8000 gay and lesbian couples have been married in near cities and the law passed last year. but every riding is this television -- every wedding is a celebration that generates revenues for our businesses. six marriages generated more than two and $59 million -- gay marriage generate more than $259 and last month. >> it passed, maryland would be the first day to pass marriage quality. >> the question may face is not if marriage equality will come to all 50 states but when. marylanders have a chance to lead the way on election day. >> you can take a closer look at question 6 and all the other statewide ballot questions. there are a few of them this year on our commitment 2012 mobile app and wbal tv.com >> would you would call a dinar -- what you would call a bizarre situation. >> a mother comes home to find her two that children murdered. the person report of the response of feet irresponsible, their nanny. -- reportedly responsible, and their nanny. >> the weather is quiet n
strengthens protections for our churches and guarantees the civil right to commit to the one you love. while there are those trying to divide us, presidents obama and clinton stand with us. pastors, business leaders, newspapers, democrats and republicans are all coming together for question 6. because it's about fairness-- treating everyone equal under the law. and who could be against that? >> nice to have some son to brighten the weekend. >> in nice, sunny saturday. next three days, i chance to dry things out. it will be chilly. 30's at night, 50's during the day. nice weather on election day. wednesday and thursday, a storm could affect the region. wind and rain again. highs only in the 40's. >> like to turn the clock back -- nice turn the clock back. -- nice turn the clock back. real big deals of the week. or how to get great prices on things you need. heading into the holidays you look for the best deals. that's why we give you real big club card deals each week. right now, get a super low price on tide, $10.99 for 100 ounces. 12 rolls of bounty are $11.99. that's a dollar a roll! and c
, congressmen, hip hop and gospel artists as well as civil rights activists have come together over the past few hours to get voters to the polls. just a short time ago i talked to a number of folks who have gathered here, nine days before election day. i asked them why they think this thing is going to be so close. >> i think the election here in florida is going to be one of these bush-gore deals. i look for it to be -- >> you're thinking recount? >> i don't know about recount, but -- >> we hope it's about more than 537. >> yes, yes. >> thank you. >> we'll get back to politics in a moment. right now, though, we turn to the latest on hurricane sandy and for that, we've got it all covered here. nbc meteorologist dylan dreyer with the forecast and white house correspondent mike viquiera standing by with the latest on the president who just got a briefing at fema headquarters. and nbc's thanh truong is on the beach in rehoboth, did he dext let's start with dylan dreyer with the latest advisory from the national hurricane center. what can you tell us? >> we do still have to deal with a category 1 h
religious belief. it's about protecting the civil right to make a lifelong commitment to the person you love. join me in supporting question 6. it's the right thing to do. imillion dollars for marylanded one hundred schools.ty... question seven will double it. rushern baker: question seven will add table games and... a new casino, generating millions of dollars... every year, without raising taxes. leggett: and audits will ensure the money goes... where it's supposed to. more jobs, and millions for schools. baker: question seven will be good for our kids... our teachers, and our schools. leggett: keep maryland money in maryland. baker: please vote for question seven. leggett: vote for question seven. >>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> the presidential election is just a week away, but politics right now taking a back seat to super storm sandy. tomorrow president obama will head to new jersey to get a first hand look at the damage. earlier today he dropped by the red cross headquarters in northwest d.c. to thank everyone. >> the reason we're here is because the red cross knows what it's doi
of faith understand this isn't about any one religious belief. it's about protecting the civil right to make a lifelong commitment to the person you love. join me in supporting question 6. it's the right thing to do. >>> the sewage treatment system that serves the vast majority of homes in howard county is now back in operation, but tens of millions of gallons of raw consumer discharged into the little patuxent river before electricity was restored to the plant. tonight county officials are asking some very pointed questions. fox 5's john henrehan is live at the treatment facility. john, i imagine residents have some questions and concerns, too. >> reporter: tha little heated comments today. here are the headlines. the water system was never in jeopardy in howard county. they're entirely separate systems. the water was always safe to drink. the good news is this sewage treatment facility is back in operation. the bad news is up to 25 million gallons of untreated sewage went into the chesapeake bay watershed before this place came back online. officials in howard county call this com
out of that civil rights movement era. she was talking about that no tired message. we can stand in those lines. you give us one day, we'll at that time one day. you give us voter i.d., we'll get an i.d. and i think that message is important. >> thank you to joy reid. and up next, i'll bring my panel back in on this issue of voter suppression and the backlash against it. could it turn out that the republicans have been their own great undoing. er ] take dayquil... [ ding! ] ...and spend time on the slopes. take alka-seltzer plus cold & cough... [ buzz! ] ...and spend time on the chair. for non-drowsy 6-symptom cold & flu relief. take dayquil. use nyquil... [ ding! ] ...and get longer nighttime cough relief. use alka-seltzer plus night cold & flu... [ coughs ] [ buzz! ] [ screams ] ...and you could find yourself... honey? ...on the couch. nyquil. 50% longer cough relief. that make kids happy. and even fewer that make moms happy too. with wholesome noodles and bite sized chicken, nothing brings you together like chicken noodle soup from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. [
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it was a civil rights attorney, governor, it was a path i am on. and i don't talk about my opponent and what i hope to do. i did it as a governor working with republican legislative leaders and we need more people in the senate who know how to do that. >> at the level in of the senate, you think you would be able to work with a romney white house? >> i would be able to work with a -- anyone who is present, and i would consider that any president my partnership. i'm a supporter of president obama. i want him to be elected. my first three years as governor, president bush was president and while we disagreed on a number of issues, i would not have defined myself as a destructionist to the president and we worked together in responding to virginia tech. when the president wanted a line-item veto, i supported the president on that. i will look to partner with whoever is president to do what is right for the commonwealth in the country. >> george allen appeared on fox 5 morning news last week. can you see both interviews on fox 5 d.c..com. >>> the last big push for attack ads w. five days away, tv
protections for our churches and guarantees the civil right to commit to the one you love. while there are those trying to divide us, presidents obama and clinton stand with us. pastors, business leaders, newspapers, democrats and republicans are all coming together for question 6. because it's about fairness-- treating everyone equal under the law. and who could be against that? >>> fairfax county police are still searching for the serial groper. they say he struck again. the latest incident occurred at springfield in the 7200 block of commerce street. a man grabbed a woman from behind at a bus stop. she screamed. he took off. police released this sketch. if you recognize him, call police. >>> disturbing video on youtube shows a fight last week at centreville high in fairfax county. the washington examiner reports the mother of one of these girls said her daughter has been bullied at school for weeks and warned school officials before the fight broke out. wendy settle said she's glad her daughter defended herself even though she was suspended three days for fighting. >>> the dis
a civil rights issue and the right thing to do. >> when two people commit their lives to each other, testify -- government has noerate to stand in their way. >> the latest polling numbers show a majority of voters in the state support marriage equality want to feel like a winner? the maryland lottery will join us with hot 5 scratch-off tickets. >> reduce the impact hurricane sandy can have on household finances. some of the documents you need to secure. >> dr. kim hammond is here to answer pet questions. you can email your questions to >> welcome back, it's time for the lottery hot 5. good morning. you have raven scratch-offs with us and five points about the scratch-offs. >> the hot five is the hot five about ravens fantasy, the top five points we want to talk about. first, it's a $5 ticket with a $250,000 top prize so really small amount of money for such a large prize and there are four top prizes left on the ticket. got some good odds there. and then of course the second biggest thing pesides the top prize on the ticket is the second chance contest. that is something you enter o
this isn't about any one religious belief. it's about protecting the civil right to make a lifelong commitment to the person you love. join me in supporting question 6. it's the right thing to do. when we think no one is looking. is what we do... mitt romney: believe that they are victims. anncr: mitt romney thought no one was looking when... he attacked forty-seven percent of americans. his companies shipped jobs overseas. his plan cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. real big deals of the week. or how to get great prices on things you need. heading into the holidays you look for the best deals. that's why we give you real big club card deals each week. right now, get a super low price on tide, $10.99 for 100 ounces. 12 rolls of bounty are $11.99. that's a dollar a roll! and charmin is $11.99 for 30 rolls. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life
in this issue. >> bloomberg called gay marriage a civil rights issue and talked about the economic impact of the marriage equality law in new york, pointing out that more than 8,000 gay and lesbian couple couples have been married in new york city since may of last year. >> we've calculated that same-sex marriage has generated more than $259 million in economic activity in our city. >> the latest polling numbers show a majority of voters in the state support marriage equality. if passed, maryland would be the first state to pass marriage equality at the ballot box. >> i firmly believe the question we face is not if marriage equality will come to all 50 states but simply when and marylanders have a chance to lead the way on election day. >> in baltimore, kai reed, wbal-tv 11 news. >> this election, maryland voters will choose a president and decipher through seven referendum questions, a task that can be challenging but our smartphone app makes the process so much easier. the power of wbal-tv 11's commitment 2012 coverage is at your fingertips. follow live updates from live wires as we cou
push. and they have been out there at the polls. the other thing is those civil rights groups and those groups dedicated to fighting voter suppression have been really campaigning to get people to the polls early and take advantage of early voting. especially in those states where those voter i.d. laws could be a sticking point. they want to give those people a chance in case there is a snag, a hiccup, they can still have time to get to the polls november 6th. >> and in case they don't know, 6 and 7, we're talking about same-sex marriage and we're talking about expanding gambling in prince george's county. >> yeah, two big, big contentious issues. two issues that both sides, the fors and against, have spent a ton of money, a ton of money, record-setting amounts of money, manpower, and so on. and so these issues really are driving people. people want to take their time in the booths. and so that's contributing to the long line as well as just the turnout. >> a lot to get through on those ballots. how about the district? what's going on in d.c.? because we're seeing long lines here too. >
any one religious belief. it's about protecting the civil right to make a lifelong commitment to the person you love. join me in supporting question 6. it's the right thing to do. >>> here's your seven-day forecast. rain continues this afternoon. it will become lighter as the day wears on as will the winds which were still gusty this morning. and then later this afternoon winds 20 to 30. hang in there. halloween looks a little brighter, temperatures in the mid-50s and some sunshine to end the week, so we'll get a chance to dry out and clean up over much of the seven days as it looks nice and quiet. >> lauren demarco called in from ocean city to let us know 17th down to inlet, is that what's closed, katie? yeah. that's still closed, but 62nd to 17th is now reopened. so you can go back and check out your businesses and the like. >> ocean city. >> that's in ocean city, >> that's some good news.
was a student body president there and a college quarterback. he got his start as a civil rights leader there. he was talking to students and reminding them of the sacrifices that their parents and grandparents made when the civil rights movements happened. in durham, he led a march of students to register to vote. they have sunday registration here in north carolina and early registration period there is a two-week period where you can actually vote. there is a two-week window where you can vote. later in the day, we had alicia keys, the singer and songwriter, who had about 1000 people in raleigh at a park edit for atomic late african- american neighborhood and was urging people to vote. in a suburb of raleigh, smithfield, in a tobacco warehouse which is a schumann this warehouse, we had about 5000 people show up to here pat mccrory, the republican for governor and chris christie. this is his third trip to the state. he has campaigned so often, he says he is thinking of moving here. he has campaigned for the republican ticket. host: i'm sure they would miss the governor dearly if he were to
with opposing the war in chicago, very much part of our civil rights movement. chicago was the most segregated city in the country at the time. baltimore, maryland, was the second. and what concerned us, and we felt that we had read a lot about the history, the treatment, the poor treatment of the french toward the vietnamese, we were funding that war. in the 1950s. france as well. and, do you have any comments on our use of agent orange against the country that, as far as we could find, hadn't done anything to anybody? and were there any observations you came across on the 1968 democratic convention, and do you see any hope for this country learning something rather than perpetuating -- i did meet soldiers who said they saw shell oil trucks crossing the front lines into north vietnam. i don't know whether you came across any ties to the oil industry. as part of this. thank you. >> in terms of agent orange, i didn't actually run across much of that in terms of what i saw of the documents in the united states. it's one of these issues -- i mean, if i were alive in vietnam, i would have opposed
the civil right to make a lifelong commitment to the person you love. join me in supporting question 6. it's the right thing to do. >>> straight ahead at 8:00, surviving sandy, the east coast shuts down as the deadly superstorm moves closer from school closings to storm surges, we have you covered with live team coverage all morning long. good morning everybody, i'm tony perkins. >> i'm allison seymour. right now, the storm is making its way up the east coast, poised for a district hit on the mid-atlantic tonight. >> in preparation of that, states of emergency have been declared from virginia to massachusetts, and president obama has promised a quick federal response. experts say sandy could impact some 50 million people up and down the east coast. it is already blamed for the deaths of 65 after sweeping through the caribbeans. >> now here at home, officials aren't taking any chances. >> that's because most schools in the region are closed, so is the federal government and the dc city government. you can see the full list of delays scrolling at the top of your screen and online at myfoxdc.
, fred. >> all right, gentlemen, this young man, a junior in pennsylvania has filed this civil rights suit because he says he was the one who was violated. a sexual encounter he had with somebody on a ten-day field trip was videotaped. the school ended up suspending him for "inappropriate behavior." so regard, how will he go about saying he was the one who should not be disciplined, but the ones who carried out the videotape. >> this someone was his girlfriend of two years, the last week or day of their trip, they had resolutions, which were surreptitiously recorded by somebody, shades of tyler clemente in rutgers, the student says please help me, do something here. and they do. they suspend him and his girlfriend and the video maker, who has charges pending in juvenile court. in any event, the school district did not step back for a minute, they didn't appreciate or act on what happened here. they acted insanely, and some moron suspended him and his girlfriend. they will pay the price for this one, fred, trust me, this case will end quickly in a confidential settlement. the school wa
form of tax increase. we should lead by setting a high example for civil liberties and civil rights and due process and rule of law which is why we should close guantanamo and restore habeas corpus. i know he'll be able to help me turn the page on the ugly partisanship in washington so we can bring democrats and republicans together to pass an agenda that works for the american people. jon: well, that was then-senator barack obama promising big change during his 2008 successful presidential campaign. those promises you just heard pretty much went unfulfilled over the past four years including his vow to work with the other side of the aisle. our next guest says if president obama had lived up to his promises, things would look very different right now. fred barnes writing in "the weekly standard," quote: if he had done in his first term what he now vows to accomplish in his second term, he'd be this a far stronger position to win re-election next tuesday. he might have been a shoo-in. fred, you know, people have short memories when it comes to re-election time. take us back to four
equality. question 6 strengthens protections for our churches and guarantees the civil right to commit to the one you love. while there are those trying to divide us, presidents obama and clinton stand with us. pastors, business leaders, newspapers, democrats and republicans are all coming together for question 6. because it's about fairness-- treating everyone equal under the law. and who could be against that? (bell ringshi. yes? you know those delicious granola bunches in honey bunches of oats? i love those. we've added more to every box. really? wow! honey bunches of oats. make your day bunches better. would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> i love
for themselves and what straight couples have right now. host: so why not civil unions? >> it's a very different institution, it is a second class institution. civil unions are ok in some states. they were definitely part of the journey towards marriage. i have a great deal of respect for the states that passed those. but unfortunately the word marriage is the only word that is recognized in federal law approximately 1300 times. so when it comes down to protecting our families it is really only the institution of marriage the right to marry that will give us those protections. i will tell you we are on a journey here as americans continuously on a number of different issues. so we have to understand that we are looking to be treated as equal in the eyes of the law and equal in terms of the common human bonds that we share with all americans. and it is really only marriage that gets you that equal standing with my straight brother and sister. host: so what protections would be different under a marriage than civil unions? >> right now the federal government has a law in place called the defensive
guaranteeing civil rights and searching for ways to live peacefully in the world. it means choosing dialogue over blame. respect over division. hope over fear. what made george a great public servant was not only his compassion and integrity, but it was his uncommon vision. he saw connections others did not see, like, the connection between political stability and hungry children. that vision became food for peace. and the mcgovern-adult education program. he also saw things sooner than others. in 1962, he said the most important issue of our time is the establishment of conditions for world peace. nine months into his first term, he gave his first speech on the non. -- vietname. -- vietnam. 1970, he warned about the dependence of the united states on fossil fuels. in 1984, he urged all of our american leadership to understand the complexity, challenges, and the volatility of circumstances in the middle east. i believe america would be a better place had george become president of the united states. [applause] that does not mean his campaign was a failure. far from it. the 1972 campaign open
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